ERIC Number: ED246699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Management of Peer-Group Learning: Syndicate Methods in Higher Education. SRHE Monograph 55.
Collier, Gerald, Ed.
Syndicate methods in higher education, which use small groups, are considered in 14 chapters. A class of 20-40 students may be divided into syndicates of 4 to 8 students, and the bulk of work consists of assignments conducted on a cooperative basis. There is some alternation between the work in the student-led syndicates and the tutor-led plenary sessions of the whole class. Considerable variations in the way the technique is employed are covered in the different chapters. Chapter titles and authors are as follows: "Syndicate Methods Placed in Context" (Gerald Collier); "Experiments in College Teaching" (G. Collier); "Studies in French Literature" (Colin Evans); "A New Medical School in Australia" (Rufus Clarke); "Kinesiology: Academic Aspects of Physical Education" (Peter Glew);"A Report from America" (Leslie Beach); "Experiments in the Exploration of Values" (G. Collier); "An Australian Project on Regional Studies" (Dennis Moss); "The Engineering Syndicate Study" (Gerald Edwards); "The Six College Project" (Peter Chambers); "The Influence of Examinations" (Iain Rodger); "The Tutor's Role" (Glyn Owen); "The State of Play" (M. L. J. Abercrombie); and "Guidelines for an Aspiring Practitioner" (G. Collier). (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Small Group Instruction, Student Participation
Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 ($18.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).